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The Smart Solution Book by Mr. David Cotton

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Tool 6

Procrastination

What the tool is

This may be the most surprising idea in the book – the idea that you are more likely to solve a problem by procrastinating (putting it off until later). It has been suggested that the most creative people are the ones who, rather than trying to find any quick solution to a problem, dwell on it for a while, leave it and come back to it later when there is more pressure to resolve it. There are several possible reasons why this works, including:

  1. Under pressure, you may have to be more resourceful.
  2. We solve a problem best when we allow our subconscious to work on it in the background. The subconscious mind goes back through your memory to find similar situations and their solutions, determines the likeliest ...

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